Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pattern Review: Stella Dress

After seeing this at Quilt Market last March, I've been itching to make it. Of course, with a million other projects on my priority list, it took a bit of a back seat, but I've finally done it.
Not to toot my own horn, but Toot Toot! I think Juju's dress is even more adorable the the pattern, but how can you go wrong with Lori Holt's Daisy Cottage Fabric?

Juliette's finished dress:

In my opinion, this pattern is intermediate, or would be a great project to teach someone with. It applies several techniques that are fundamental in kids clothes like ruffles, sleeves, gathering, rolled hems and more. I loved making this, though I wouldn't plan on having it done in one afternoon. it was not hard, but took some time, especially because when I serged the bodice to the skirt I accidentally folded over the fabric without realizing. (Curse Words!!) Let's be serious though, what's a project with out a little unpicking, right? 
The bodice couldn't be saved, but thankfully the skirt was salvageable.

 I must say, I really like Izzy and Ivy Patterns, they are easy to follow and the patterns make sense as far as how the garments are put together. I don't usually make a pattern more than once, but I may just have to on this little beauty. 

This pattern is a definite recommend


Missy Shay said...

Where can I find the pattern?

AnnieK said...

That is utterly adorable! And Daisy Cottage was a perfect choice.

Bronwyn said...

This turned out so well! I really like the fabrics you chose!I just went and ordered the pattern, too. I think my daughter needs a dress like this for an upcoming wedding.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

This is soooo adorable!! Where can I get the pattern?

Hope you have a lovely day! xo Holly

Bead and Needle said...

Too, too cute...always the BEST choices in fabrics, girl! JuJu looks adorable! XOXO